- No Fracking Bonanza for California's Monterey Shale ... Ellen Knickmeyer; 10/08
- Half of Europe Opts Out of New GM Crop Scheme ... Arthur Neslen; 10/06
- Report Finds During Recent Droughts California Central Valley Groundwater Levels Reached Historical Lows, Land Subsidence Intensified ... United States Geological Service report; 10/06
- Ag Link Receives Nearly $100K in USDA Grant ... Alysson Aredas; 10/03
- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Comments on the Expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund ... Department of the Interior report; 10/02
- Westlands' Drainage Dilemma ... Lloyd G. Carter; 10/02
- Crop Report Reveals Historic Boost for Ag Commodities ... Alysson Aredas; 10/01
- California Farm Work Force Is Becoming More Stable ... Don Curlee; 09/29
- Here Comes the Sea: The Struggle to Keep the Ocean Out of California's Coastal Aquifers ... Brett Walton; 09/28
- UC Merced Researchers Gathering Data to Tackle California Water Crisis on Many Fronts ... Joel Patenaude; 09/26
- Uncle Sam Sells Out the Delta ... Michael Fitzgerald; 09/24
- Fresno County Supervisors Eliminate Controversial Fees on Development ... Marc Benjamin; 09/23
- California Farmers Report Shortage of Help to Harvest Crops ... Christine Souza of the California Farm Bureau Federation; 09/23
- 61 Tons of Trash Pulled From Rivers During the 7th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup ... Sierra Nevada Conservancy report; 09/22
- California Allows Some With Historic Water Rights to Pump Again ... Kurtis Alexander; 09/21
- Future of Water: Can California's Arcane Water Rights System Change? ... Molly Peterson; 09/18
- Land Degradation Costs the World $10.6tn a Year, Report Says ... Mark Anderson and Arthur Neslen; 09/17
- Ag, Industry Expansions Brewing in Southwest Turlock ... Nan Austin; 09/17
- Scientists Say California Hasn't Been This Dry in 500 Years ... Darryl Fears; 09/15
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Web Sites Worth Visiting
Eric Caine's "The Valley Citizen" Web Site explores the nature, environment, history and politics of the Central Valley of California
Eric Caine is a brilliant and talented writer. He has written many columns for the Modesto Bee and is an English Instructor at Merced Junior College. His insightful and common sense approach to our Valley problems is a welcome breath of fresh air for readers who care about sustaining a quality of life for residents in Merced County and the Central Valley of California.
Between Friends/Entre Amigos is dedicated to providing the families of Merced County with information pertinent to everyday life. Their goal is to promote ideas, family values and pride in the family through information while supporting the business community and local organizations.
California FarmLink works to ensure the future of family farming in California. The future of agricultural production and the viability of productive, diversified, and sustainable farms is far too important to be left to a random process of "marry or inherit". California FarmLink provides a range of services to facilitate a transition from one farmer or landowner to the next generation of farmers.
Connecting our community to local small organic and natural farms and ranches in the Central Valley of California, providing information on local farm news, events, healthy lifestyles, the benefits of organics and the farmers who feed us!
Modesto Bee writer, John Holland, tracks farming news and stories in his informative blog.
One out of every six acres developed in California since the Gold Rush was paved over between 1990 and 2004, concludes a new AFT report, Paving Paradise: A New Perspective on California Farmland Conversion. In all, more than a half million acres were urbanized during this period, almost two-thirds of it agricultural land. Among AFT's other findings: More than 60% of the land developed in the San Joaquin Valley, which accounts for half of California's agricultural production, was farmland of the very best quality. The attached report includes both a database and text that explains and analyzes the data.
18 Different Fact Sheets (1 to 4 pages each) written in layperson terms to help us all better understand aspects of community land use planning.
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
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